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(ESPN)   Trailing by 2 points with 0.9 left on the clock, what to do? How about a walk-off three pointer to win a best-of-7 NBA playoff round?   (scores.espn.go.com ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Damian Lillard, NBA Playoffs, rockets, NBA, Robin Lopez, John Stockton, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge  
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2014-05-03 08:01:03 AM  
AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH

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The pain, it hurts....
 
2014-05-03 08:47:19 AM  
Lillard, huh? He'shiat a bunch of big shots this series. That kid's going to be huge someday, sooner rather than later.
 
2014-05-03 08:51:25 AM  
I couldn't even be mad. I just turned off the TV and went to bed. Amazing shot.

Tip of the hat to the Blazers.

A very close series amongst many this year.
 
2014-05-03 08:54:57 AM  
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2014-05-03 09:12:10 AM  
Good for them. Like to see the Blazers do well for some reason.
 
2014-05-03 09:16:24 AM  
Die hard Rocket fan.  Great shot, great series (one of the greatest playoff series of all time actually), good luck, but now it's go Spurs Go.  If the Spurs don't go go, then go Blazers go.
 
2014-05-03 09:37:02 AM  

Arkanaut: Lillard, huh? He'shiat a bunch of big shots this series. That kid's going to be huge someday, sooner rather than later.


Man, the filter hit you like it was McRoberts.
 
2014-05-03 09:50:49 AM  
What is a "best-of-7 NBA playoff round"?  Aren't they all?
 
2014-05-03 10:03:42 AM  
Lillard was huge all series, he's well on his way to superstardom.
 
2014-05-03 10:11:04 AM  
Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.
 
2014-05-03 10:19:29 AM  
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2014-05-03 10:22:57 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.


It's certainly been fun hoping shots just don't go in all season.
 
2014-05-03 10:35:39 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.


I love also how Parsons just went and sat on the scorer's table in stunned disbelief after missing that block.
 
2014-05-03 11:41:22 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.


"Do the exact opposite of what worked all game" in deciding moment sums up the McHale coaching experience.
 
2014-05-03 12:19:25 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Mike_LowELL: Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.

"Do the exact opposite of what worked all game" in deciding moment sums up the McHale coaching experience.


God no shiat. Why the fark was Harden even on the floor for that play?
 
2014-05-03 12:21:11 PM  
Jordan remains unimpressed by this young whippersnapper.
 
2014-05-03 12:22:10 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.


Seriously. I couldn't even appreciate the shot itself the first few times I saw it because I kept thinking "how the hell can he even get that wide open?" Then I was like, oh yeah, the Rockets.
 
2014-05-03 12:27:02 PM  

Killer Cars: Mike_LowELL: Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.

Seriously. I couldn't even appreciate the shot itself the first few times I saw it because I kept thinking "how the hell can he even get that wide open?" Then I was like, oh yeah, the Rockets.


Also, what happened to "remember, the Rockets still have a foul to give" that the announcers kept reminding us about in the timeout?
 
2014-05-03 12:32:30 PM  
Considering the refs gave the Rockets a free possession at the tend of the third and the end of the fourth, then allowed Howard to shove the Portland rebounders out of bounds while Parsons got the points to put the Rockets ahead, it's impossible to enjoy that more.

Suck it, Howard and your constant defensive three second violations, elbows thrown at people's heads without being punished, and shoves in the back. F*ck you, Harden and your flops on EVERY DAMN PLAY, even when you're a step past your defender, you jump backwards into them to flop.

The real superstar and the real "Clutch City" performer showed up and put you where you belong.

/Lillard for President
 
2014-05-03 12:34:39 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: "Do the exact opposite of what worked all game" in deciding moment sums up the McHale coaching experience.


I'm not putting that on McHale; look at who should've peeled off his man when Lillard rolled away from the cluster of players into the open space. In fact, don't even look if you haven't a million times already. Just guess. You should only need one guess.

DrBenway: Also, what happened to "remember, the Rockets still have a foul to give" that the announcers kept reminding us about in the timeout


Heh, were they? I didn't watch the game live.
 
2014-05-03 12:42:49 PM  

DrBenway: Killer Cars: Mike_LowELL: Refuse to switch in a catch-and-shoot situation and still be late to the defensive assignment after two non-screens.  Pretty much sums up the Rockets' defensive experience.

Seriously. I couldn't even appreciate the shot itself the first few times I saw it because I kept thinking "how the hell can he even get that wide open?" Then I was like, oh yeah, the Rockets.

Also, what happened to "remember, the Rockets still have a foul to give" that the announcers kept reminding us about in the timeout?


Well, Lillard launched the shot the second the ball hit his fingers, so it would have been a shooting foul for three points anyway.
 
2014-05-03 12:57:34 PM  
Mike Tirico's call was awful. Shut up and let the scene stand for itself.
 
2014-05-03 01:07:15 PM  

Killer Cars: EvilMonkeyBoy: "Do the exact opposite of what worked all game" in deciding moment sums up the McHale coaching experience.


I'm not putting that on McHale; look at who should've peeled off his man when Lillard rolled away from the cluster of players into the open space. In fact, don't even look if you haven't a million times already. Just guess. You should only need one guess.


That is McHale's fault though. It is McHale's fault that Harden still doesn't know how to play defense, at best, or simply refuses to play defense, at worst. Given Harden's poor defensive skills, it is McHale's fault for choosing to keep Harden on the floor for that last play -- especially since Jeremy Lin had done a decent job of defending Lillard in the 4th qtr.
 
2014-05-03 01:32:58 PM  
CSB: Lillard and Wesley Matthews are my parents' neighbors in PDX.

/I need to visit more often...
 
2014-05-03 01:33:23 PM  
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2014-05-03 01:50:29 PM  

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That.  Is.  Awesome.
 
2014-05-03 01:53:44 PM  

Marmilman: Killer Cars: EvilMonkeyBoy: "Do the exact opposite of what worked all game" in deciding moment sums up the McHale coaching experience.


I'm not putting that on McHale; look at who should've peeled off his man when Lillard rolled away from the cluster of players into the open space. In fact, don't even look if you haven't a million times already. Just guess. You should only need one guess.

That is McHale's fault though. It is McHale's fault that Harden still doesn't know how to play defense, at best, or simply refuses to play defense, at worst. Given Harden's poor defensive skills, it is McHale's fault for choosing to keep Harden on the floor for that last play -- especially since Jeremy Lin had done a decent job of defending Lillard in the 4th qtr.


Bingo. You think Pop or Carlisle would leave a guy like Harden out there. Regardless of contract there's not a doubt in my mind he'd be resting on that play. They also wouldn't try to rely on "length" from a bad defender at the last minute instead of sticking with your best guys.

For all the hype Beverley gets for I don't know what he's an aggressive enough defender that even with the flu I still think he's a better matchup.

Diehard Wizards fan but I just have a morbid fascination with the Rockets because everything they do on the court flies directly in the face of their own hyped up front office and analytics. None of the parts work together very well on the court at the same time and McHale is just baffling with the lineups he puts out there.

The team would be best served getting rid of McHale and finding a team with a popovich style offense to take Lin off their hands in exchange for a 1 or 2 hybrid that plays off the ball and can spot-up shoot.

Harden and Lin's offensive games are too similar and Beverley provides those guys no threat to knock down a shot when they're looking to drive and dish.
 
2014-05-03 02:16:54 PM  
A star is born!
 
2014-05-03 08:35:11 PM  
Watching Harden "defend" off the ball is staggeringly painful. It's like an infant unable to grasp the concept of object permanence. He will never be a superstar until he gets that he needs to cover his man when the ball is in someone else's hands every play.

By the way, he could have easily switched off on Lillard on that last play. I am not going to complain though, go Blazers!
 
2014-05-03 10:06:49 PM  
Harden is a bootleg version of Ginobili.
 
2014-05-04 12:09:52 AM  

Marmilman: God no shiat. Why the fark was Harden even on the floor for that play?


McHale should have tried a 6th man on defense. The Spurs got away with it late in the game.
 
2014-05-04 05:09:05 AM  

Solid State Vittles: Watching Harden "defend" off the ball is staggeringly painful.


If only he spent last 0.9 seconds closer to his man...
 
2014-05-04 09:52:12 AM  

JerseyTim: Mike Tirico's call was awful. Shut up and let the scene stand for itself.

 
2014-05-04 01:13:06 PM  
As much as everyone has wrenched their hands over how crazy all these series have been, at the end of the day, if S.A. and Toronto win today, they only "upsets" you'll have is the 5 seeds beating the 4 seeds (barely an upset really).

And I'm not sure that at the end of the day after the second round, we won't just have 1 vs. 2 in each conference.
 
2014-05-04 02:41:44 PM  

dletter: As much as everyone has wrenched their hands over how crazy all these series have been, at the end of the day, if S.A. and Toronto win today, they only "upsets" you'll have is the 5 seeds beating the 4 seeds (barely an upset really).


Hell, the Blazers and Rockets had the same record, so that's not even an upset at all.

/if the Nets get through, it's just going to be a case of 44>48 in the East
 
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